Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd
The "Onchip IDE" may be your problem. I would enable it and see if that's the problem. It should be enabled by default unless it's for another controller. I have not looked at your board but since you don't have back panel esata, it sound like that should be enabled.
The very first thing you need to do is "load optimized defaults" on your board. That should enable your controllers. If that does not work, I would enable that "Onchip IDE"
Also, If you can get it running in AHCI and install Windows.....you should be able to switch back and forth to IDE or AHCI.
Well I tried loading optimized defaults, and it still did not work.
I'm a little confused about the AHCI, though. In lamens terms, what is the difference from IDE to AHCI? Will it make a large difference in my computer's performance in any way?
EDIT: Something I noticed in basic CMOS when I have the SATA type set to Native IDE.
I see a list similar to this:
IDE Channel Master 0 [None]
IDE Channel Slave 0 [None]
IDE Channel Master 1 [None]
IDE Channel Slave 1 [None]
IDE Channel Master 2 [WD HD]
IDE Channel Slave 2 [None]
IDE Channel Master 3 [DVD Drive]
IDE Channel Slave 3 [None]
Does the fact that My HD is detected under Master 2 cause any problem? I attmempted plugging it into another SATA port (it's in 0 right now) and it didn't help. Plugging it into 4 moved it up to 1, plugging it into 2 didn't move it at all.